What's new in this firmware?
New Music Player
Keeping things as similar to Winamp.
MusicPlayer mechanism, that is now part of the Prodigy & SideWinder3 firmware, means you will from now be able to navigate your music collection on a content orientation rather than only storage path related navigation. While most of our competitors offer you a device that allow you to navigate your files in relation to where they are physically stored, ver 4.0 allow you to enjoy your music collection and navigate through your collection on their posters. You will be able to make your own playlists, add to favorites and even modify the ID3 tags on TV. Enjoy various new layouts that will turn your device to be more fun and easier to handle. We focused on simplicity, its reliability, and its ease of use. We tried to elevate your expected common daily practices on a PC to be an amazing experience on TV.
Xtreamer is no longer only a good Movie Player, it is now a superb music player with a slick design and innovative functionality.
Communicate with all devices.
In FW 4.0 we included built in server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients. We decided to bring your Prodigy and Sidewinder 3 devices to work on an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. Stream films from your Prodigy to your PSP, PS3, your Android Mobile, XBOX or Nintendo WI .If you have a router in your home then you have a network and can use DLNA on the Prodigy on it, and if you have wi-fi then you can do it all wirelessly too.
Fetching The Movie Info
An All-on-TV based process.
Unlike any other media player or streamer in the market that offers a jukebox we rather wanted to focus on simplicity, reliability and ease of use. The Process of adding to your movies a generated information, posters and fan arts is done without you having to do it on a PC before hand. While if you will make prior scanning and fetching process on a special software on a PC it will still work and the result will be shown on your device, we rather prefer you to do all in a few click on the remote control while you are not away from your tv and your device.
All you have to do is make you sure your device is connected to the internet and that you press 6 (MENU) on folder with movies. We recommend you to keep every movie on a separate folder. You can Initiate the process on a movie file itself not only on folders with movie.
System TrueType Font Changing
Better Look & Feel
Version 4 introduce you to a new mechanism that allows you to change the system entire font with a click of a button.
Simply copy a .TTF font file to folder and press ENTER on the font file. The system font will change the entire system look and feel.
Entire new On Screen Display
More Stylish System Control.
We abandoned realtek SDK look and feel for a more stylish system on screen experience. We have improved the ZOOM, GOTO, TIME SKIP, VOLUME and SUBTITLE interaction with the user.
Keeping things as you familiar with from your PC.
Thousands of live internet movie clips and music now integrated DsaPac, a member of our community, with the help of many valuable members in our forums, have created a spectacular project that allow you to enjoy thousands of sources for online streaming content. In Ver 4 we have integrated this project into the base firmware for an easier experience. Just Enable it in the system services Settings menu and accept the disclaimer terms.
Download and installation instructions
Do not upgrade from SETTINGS - you need to run the emergency firmware procedure as specified below!!!
To install: download the file and unzip it. Find install.img and copy it to the root of a USB stick.
* Go to your SideWinder, turn it off by unplugging the power cord for several seconds.
* Put the cord back but do not power the machine on.
* Plug the USB stick to a USB port at the back panel.
* When the machine is OFF press the power button for about 10-12 sec (you will see that the blue LED light is turning on but still keep your finger pressed on the power button until the power LED is turned off).
* When the LED is off you can release your finger and let it start flash the firmware.
Please remember to reset your player to factory default settings after every firmware upgrade.
Do not power off the machine while the update process is taking place. BE PATIENT IT WILL TAKE LONGER TIME THAN NORMAL IN THIS UPDATE.
With this update we ask you to watch out the TV screen while you perform the update. Once you start the process (that may take few long minutes) wait for the "Installation complete" message to appear in the end of the update process.
This will be the time you will need to remove the USB stick from the device before the device will boot.
Otherwise the Xtreamer live package will be installed in your USB and not to your internal HDD.
Do not remove the USB a single second before you will see the installation complete message shown on your TV screen.